- On 20th February 2023
- In Press Release
Maction Planet celebrates sixth anniversary of website launch
Maction Planet, the top-rated boutique operator specializing in custom travel in Japan, is thrilled to celebrate the sixth anniversary of its website, www.mactionplanet.com.
On 20 February 2017, Maction Planet launched its website, beginning its journey to reinvent bespoke travel in Tokyo and beyond. Since then, the company has expanded its offerings to provide globally-renowned, fully-customized tours and experiences throughout Japan, as well as virtual tours, trip planning, destination consulting, online classes, original apparel, and a wealth of content that brings Tokyo to the world.
Reflecting on the past six years, Founder and Lead Guide, Mac, shared his thoughts, “I can hardly believe it’s been six years since we launched our website. It feels like only yesterday that we were just getting started, but it’s amazing to see how much we’ve grown since then.”
As a leading boutique tour operator in Japan, Maction Planet has been eagerly anticipating the reopening of borders to international tourism. “We were thrilled when Japan opened its borders on 11 October 2022, and it has been wonderful to see tourism rebounding since then. Our team is very excited about the high level of demand for our bespoke tours and experiences, and we are currently very close to being fully booked for the peak seasons of Cherry Blossom and Autumn 2023. We are pleased to report that we already have bookings secured for 2024!”
“We are grateful to our clients who have entrusted us with their travel plans during these times, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences to our guests from all around the world.”
Pivoting and Innovating in Response to the Pandemic
Maction Planet has proven to be an unstoppable force despite the past three tumultuous years. Despite facing various challenges, this travel company has not only persevered but also managed to flourish, expanding its repertoire and strengthening its brand. When the pandemic hit, Maction Planet showed its agility, responding by offering virtual experiences, online classes, and destination consulting. “We never lost sight of our mission to support the global travel community, and we’re looking forward to continuing to do so as we all move forward,” Mac said. “As the travel landscape shifted and changed, we’ve been laser-focused on assisting our clients and partners, helping them explore Japan and engage with the culture – even if they couldn’t be here in person.”
Kanpai Planet was founded two years ago as a sister platform to Maction Planet, with a focus on Japan’s vibrant drink culture. In this short time, the platform has grown tremendously, with 54 videos and 12 shorts uploaded on the Kanpai Planet YouTube channe, covering a wide range of topics from Japanese whisky to sake vending machines.
It all began with a review of the Foo Fighters’ Japanese Sake release on 9 February 2021.
In the intervening two years we’ve:
- Produced and published over 50 long-form videos covering various topics such as whisky, sake, shochu, energy drinks, and regulations
- Created and released the most extensive documentary series ever made on sake-making called ‘Making Sake on Sado’
- Conducted exclusive interviews with prominent figures in the Japanese drinks industry
- Participated in numerous drinks events throughout Japan
- Trained a Swiss Hotel on their Japanese Whisky menu
- Created sponsored content to promote Japanese sake
- Delivered lectures and tours both online and offline about Japanese whisky and sake
- Featured as a guest on several podcasts, live streams, and other YouTube channels focused on drinks
- Invited to speak about Japan’s drinks in the US and Australia
- Established connections that will lead to the creation of exclusive bottlings at prestigious locations.
As we move forward, we are excited about the potential to continue exploring this unique aspect of Japan and sharing it with the world. We see further opportunities for further expansion and collaboration on the horizon.
A large shout-out to all the contributors at buymeacoffee.com/kanpaiplanet. Please consider becoming one of them and supporting the future of Kanpai Planet.
The Maction Planet content machine has also continued to march on, with weekly round-ups on the Maction Planet blog, frequent social media posts and Japanese music on Maction Planet Radio. “We’re thrilled to continue to create and share content that showcases the best of Tokyo and beyond,” Mac adds.
Maction Planet is excited to continue innovating and sharing Japan with the world as they enter their seventh year. “We are grateful for the support we’ve received over the past six years and couldn’t have achieved our success without our guests and supporters.” said Mac. “I look forward to many more years of sharing our passion for Japan. Here’s to the next six years and beyond! Kanpai, and we continue…
About Maction Planet
Maction Planet is a Travel and Apparel business based in Tokyo. They run private, fully-customised tours and travel experiences in Tokyo, and beyond. Guests have described them as “reinventing custom travel” in Japan. Since the launch of their website in February 2017, and growing their business away from solely ‘word-of-mouth’ recommendations, Maction Planet is ranked in the top echelon of all Tokyo Tours on TripAdvisor, with over 290 5-star reviews – ahead of many long-established Tokyo Tour companies. They have developed a loyal fanbase, with over 3500 Instagram followers and 9000 YouTube subscribers.